During these last few days of Advent, we are invited into the heart of the Christian faith, a profound and challenging mystery so simple in its outward manifestation that it is easily overlooked and so unfathomable in its depths that it cannot be comprehended by the rational mind.
If you haven’t yet discovered, grants are a great resource to tap into. The key is locating ones that your parish qualifies for, and then writing a formal and complete proposal. Here are some things to keep in mind as you consider your grant options.
If the Messiah has come for the broken, the poor, the oppressed, the captive, the ones in need of vindication, do we see with clarity our deep need for a Savior? Are we utterly convinced of our own poverty of spirit, imprisonment by sin and desires of this world, and brokenness of heart?
These days, keeping your financial information and that of your parishioners safe is as important as ever. To keep the door to our financial information secure, we need to make sure our passwords are safe. Here are four common issues and how to solve them.
No matter what, we can say with certainty that tomorrow will not go exactly as we envisioned. Our lives are influenced by many factors and the world around us is complex. Rather than be surprised by the unexpected, maybe we should expect the unexpected.
You need to do everything in your control to keep your parishioners safe so they can come back to worship. In order to do this, church leaders need to assemble a team of volunteers to tackle the many tasks associated with it.
It is difficult to stay focused and alert when we are tired. When out in public, one can almost hear a constant hum of anxiety. It’s always there. People are scared. Yet, this new brightly shining liturgical year bids us to stand erect, stay awake and watch!
Growing up I only knew how to help the least of these through the school and church activities of the time. Today, YouTube and GodTube are filled with videos of creative ways people reach out to one another. Giving and good stewardship can be contagious!
When we limit the focus of this feast to the kingship of Christ, we risk losing the broader view of what we are really celebrating today: our citizenship in the Kingdom of God. We have been claimed by and for Christ in our baptism and our true home is in the Reign of Christ.